Petefish Family History

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Petefish Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of North German Bütefisch, an occupational name for a fish seller, from Middle Low German buten ‘to exchange, barter, or distribute’, but also ‘to take as booty’, so that in some cases it may have been a derogatory nickname.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Peters, Teich, Beamish, Detering, Petrash, Preiss, Petch, Pentecost

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Petefish Family Origin

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Petefish Family Occupations

What did your Petefish ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeps House and Banker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Petefish. A less common occupation for the Petefish family was Cooper. The most common Petefish occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Petefish's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Keeps House

    15%
  • Banker

    8%
  • Cooper

    8%

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Petefish Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Petefish. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Petefish census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Petefish. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Petefish. For the veterans among your Petefish ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Petefish Life Expectancy

What is the average Petefish lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Petefish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Petefish in 1955 was 45, and 59 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Petefish ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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